Friday, December 15, 2006


Hi Guys,

Please send "local expressions" that you use in your home town. Translate them into İstanbul Turkish so that we can use them in our Monday class. For example:

Trakya Region

"Beya": yahu.

Thank you in advance,

Tuncer Can

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Conversational Analysis

Hello Everybody,

I was surfing on the net the other day and I was looking for something I can use in my Linguistics class. However, I couldn't find anything worth. So, I made up my mind and decided to ask you to prepare something:) Here's your assignment:

1. Create an educational video (your videos should teach the topic you choose to cover), that I can use next year in my Conversational Analysis course. You can use anything from our course, however using Goffman's "System and Ritual Constraints" would be much appreciated. You can also use "Gricean Maxims", "Speech Acts" and "Pragmatics".
2. Work in groups of 3s or 4s. Bring in your videos in CD format, alternatively you can upload them to any video websites where everybody can see them and send me their "link".
3. Finish this homework till our final exam.

Good Luck,

Tuncer Can